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Urgent Cat scratched Lovebirds Eye

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Ilse, 6/22/18.

  1. RawPasta

    RawPasta Sprinting down the street

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    This. Sorry I fell sleep. Since your concentration is lower, it seems to be the correct dosage.
     
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  2. Macawnutz

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    Clavamox is almost always three times a day. Morning, early afternoon and as late as you can. :)
     
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  3. Hankmacaw

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    Looks like you got the dosage all straightened out and you got the right stuff.

    Description

    Clavamox (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets) is an orally administered formulation comprised of the broad-spectrum antibiotic Amoxi® (amoxicillin trihydrate) and the β-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanate potassium (the potassium salt of clavulanic acid).

    Amoxicillin trihydrate is a semisynthetic antibiotic with a broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative, aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. It does not resist destruction by β-lactamases; therefore, it is not effective against β-lactamase-producing bacteria. Chemically, it is D(-)-α-amino-p-hydroxybenzyl penicillin trihydrate.

    I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the medication takes care of your baby. Be sure to give it faithfully and watch him closely for symptoms. Glad you could get him to a Dr.
     
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  4. Shezbug

    Shezbug I have a macaw and don't post enough photos

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    So glad to hear you got your baby checked out by the vet and you have the dosage sorted out. Hope all will be well for you and Rocky now.
     
  5. Garet

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    Best of luck to your poor little birdie. If you want a little trick to give her her meds when/if she doesn't want them, drip a little at the side of her beak close to her skin. It worked for me with Bull on days he really didn't want his meds.

    Did the vet go over how to towel/hold Rocky while medicating her?
     
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  6. RawPasta

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    How's her eye looking today?
     
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  7. Ilse

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    She still can't open it as wide as her other today but it looks a bit better, a little purple but not swollen or anything. She doesn't really like being held and I can't really get the end of the syringe in her mouth so i drip it on the side of her beak and she takes is like that, is that an okay method?
     
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    That’s a great way to give it, especially since it works! I’m so sorry she got injured, but you did an awesome job getting her the help she needed! I hope she heals soon.
    :hug8:
     
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  9. Ilse

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    rockierest.jpg she's been sleeping like this most of the time, puffed up and on one leg. It is pretty cold so that may be why she's puffy but is this way of sleeping unusual? A sign that she's sick?
     
  10. Shezbug

    Shezbug I have a macaw and don't post enough photos

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    My bird sleeps like that when he is really tired or it is a little chilly. He sleeps that way about half the time he snoozes.
    I am so glad you were able to get some medication for your little treasure, you are doing such a great job of looking after her....well done.
     
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  11. Ilse

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    @Shezbug well it's super cold since it's winter so I assume she's just chilly, poor girl! Also, thank you! I appreciate everyone's advice, I was panicking a lot but having so much support and advice has calmed me down quite a lot!
     
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  12. Shezbug

    Shezbug I have a macaw and don't post enough photos

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    I am so looking forward to the warm weather coming back......OMG so very long till that happens! lol.
     
  13. Ilse

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    Rockie is eating right now but a few minutes ago she was laying on her tummy, puffed up with her feet under her and her head back in her feathers. Almost like a boat! I don't think it's 'normal', but is it anything bad?
     
  14. Shezbug

    Shezbug I have a macaw and don't post enough photos

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    Hey @Ilse, sorry but I do not know how to answer that one. I do know my bird (still very young) tends to enjoy to lay down on his belly sometimes when he is really tired as I think his little toes get a bit tired, he is doing it less and less but he still likes to lay down on my soft bed often for a little rest.
     
  15. Shezbug

    Shezbug I have a macaw and don't post enough photos

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    Try not to stress out too much as she will feel your stress, animals are funny like that. You have had her checked by a vet and she is taking some medication that will knock out any yuk or bad bugs in her system, sometimes antibiotics can upset the tummy a bit and some are more sensitive than others with that. You have done all you can and I think rest will be the top of her priority list if she is not feeling the best yet. Keep her warm and let her rest, I am sure all will be fine.
     
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    It should be 0.04 3x times a day and just a warning she might spit it out. Use cherry juice as a cover. I just went through a bad ear infection with my girl and it took a year to clear up.
     
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    With the concentration 0.4 is most likely correct.
     
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    Do you have a hot water bottle/microwavable heat sack? You could try to use one of those tucked in a tea towel to warm her up and see if it helps.
     
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    You may want to give the vet a call if you have concerns.
    Do make sure she is warm enough. Don't know what kind of cage you have for her but you can put a heating pad under 1/2 of the cage. Do make sure the heating pad has a cover or put a towel over it and make sure she is not getting too hot.
    How does her eye look?
     
  20. Ilse

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    @iamwhoiam Her eye looks better, though she has a bit of what we get when we wake up near the wound (gound, eye sand, etc.) Also, the purple color is starting to go away.
     

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